Baked Tomato Halves

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Chicagoland Chef du

These make a perfect side to chicken, beef, seafood, anything Italian, or a rustic soup. Super easy to assemble, it just takes a bit of time to bake. Use any type of tomato you have on hand. Make as many servings as you like depending on size of the tomatoes. I serve 1/2 of a large tomato or several smaller halves per person. Adjust seasonings based on the size and amounts used. I basically just dust the tomatoes with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Enjoy! 10/09 EDIT to add. Baking time can be done at any oven temperature, adjust bake time accordingly.

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

we really enjoyed this tonight, I have huge meaty tomatoes leftover from my garden and this was a wonderful way to enjoy them, I used my recipe#203857 and omitted the sea salt, also I drizzled them with just a little bit more oil, thank you for sharing Chicagoland!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large tomatoes, halved, substitute any size
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder, sprinkle
  • 14 teaspoon sea salt, sprinkle
  • 14 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground, sprinkle
  • 4 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs, sub. plain
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 - 400°.
  2. Prepare a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half. Gently scoop out any seeds (optional), leaving the sections/ walls in tact.
  4. Lightly sprinkle on the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Amount to your liking.
  5. Sprinkle on the seasoned bread crumbs, drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the tomato is collapsing and soft. Baking time will depend on the size of your tomato halves. If making smaller tomatoes, shorten the time.
  7. EDIT to add: You may wish to watch closely and remove while they are still semi-soft and before they begin to collapse.

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